Pirate DIY Half IM, The second coming!

4th & 5th May 2013

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The Silent Assassin    pirate
10/04/2013 at 15:26

Hmmmmm, very little flat, its rolling, no nasty nasty hills, one hill but its very short and you can spin it sat down or attack it stood up. There are a couple of bits you can get aero on. No massive technical descents, last year Marshallini did it on his TT as did Mrs SA. There are 2 fairly sharp left hand turns, one of which I will brush as it covered in loose gravel at the moment

Slagiatt said the course reminded him of IM Wales without the big climbs.

Maybe someone that did it last year can help as its a lap we ride all the time

That said you do end up changing gears at lot

 

 

Edited: 10/04/2013 at 15:28
10/04/2013 at 16:09
Race! I thought it was a social training day?
seren nos yn canu    pirate
10/04/2013 at 16:46

Ozzy......My OH is doing the duathlon ...so if we make adjustments for my swim..then its a race between the two of us

 he hasn't ben on a bike for a year...........but is run fit.....

10/04/2013 at 17:16

Ozzy - its not  race for me. I don't even race at "races" lol. I complete rather than compete.  And sometimes I don't even complete. 

10/04/2013 at 18:17

I have finally bought myself a tent, is there still room in any of the local gardens? Hoping the weather will be good by May 

10/04/2013 at 18:23
I'm staying at strawberry wood caravan park. Only 10 mins away and reasonably priced
Doner Kebab    pirate
10/04/2013 at 18:47

IMO its not really a TT bike course seren,like Q said  theres a few bits that you can get your head down but as soon as you get your groove you have to either climb or corner

 

10/04/2013 at 20:45

Very poor quality video drive thru of one lap of the bike course.

 

Edited: 10/04/2013 at 20:47
Tired Badger    pirate
10/04/2013 at 21:00
this video is private?
The Silent Assassin    pirate
11/04/2013 at 13:59

new direction signs with Marshallini design on printed!

this is getting close

 

11/04/2013 at 16:39

Un-privatised the video - sorry. not the best video to be fair anyway

Slagiatt    pirate
11/04/2013 at 22:11

would agree with DK , From what i can remember of the course from last year there was just the one stretch where you could really enjoy TT bike benefits but most of the course was quite rolling and twisty . No difficult climbs but definately a course that keeps you busy changing gears and thinking about road position .

11/04/2013 at 22:34
I like the music on the video! Very interesting?
15/04/2013 at 16:18

Ha ha. Reading this thread i feel out of my depth.

I have no swimming goggles, hat etc.

I have a road bike. I ride at side of road and thats my position. I do not know the benefits of a TT bike.

Running is fine.

You will be able to spot the amatuer a mile off

I havent done a Tri before. I have only swam three times full stop. Today i did 67 lengths in shorts.

Not sure how i will do but my swim will take me about an hour.

Usually 56 mile would take me around 3:30

13.1 mile run (PB 1.29 but never ran after cycling 56miles so i guess 2 hours?)

So looking at 6:30 plus transitions. How long do they take? 5 mins each one?

The Silent Assassin    pirate
15/04/2013 at 16:25

if you do it in 6:30, you won't last

There are a couple of people who have never done a tri before attempting this

 Thats the reason we are called Pirate ship of Fools cause we don't really now what we are doing, but we have a good laugh while we triing

Edited: 15/04/2013 at 16:28
15/04/2013 at 16:41

I am really looking forward to it. Should be good. Dont care where i finish really. I bet i am last out of the pool though!

 

seren nos yn canu    pirate
15/04/2013 at 17:01

there is always a fight for thaqt honour Paul..........I will not be last as i am using my pullbuoy

15/04/2013 at 17:10

haha good tactic Seren

15/04/2013 at 17:21

Paul ... don't worry about time in transition.  I take soooooo long!!!

15/04/2013 at 17:22
After bouncing through Macc on Saturday, on top of everything else everyone has said, the road surface is hardly smooth. Road bike for me on the day. TT is staying at home
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